Are you interested in learning about alternative careers in science? What exactly does a career in science diplomacy look like? What is the typical day to day? And how do you prepare for your future career? Joining us to answer all of your questions is Dr. Franklin A. Carrero-Martínez who is the Senior Director of Global Policy and Development & Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).
Professional Skills: Diplomacy
In this ASCB article, the author describes her surprise at the simplicity of scheduling a meeting with one’s Congressional representatives. She states, “It turns out I didn’t need a lofty title. I already had all of the qualifications I needed to have a meeting on Capitol Hill—I am a constituent, I am persistent, and I care about scientific research.”
After a quick briefing on how the Congressional budget works, the author provides sample scripts to engage your members of Congress on Twitter, over the phone, or by email.
The Penn Science Policy and Diplomacy Group (PSPDG) is having a General Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, August 13th from 5:30pm-7pm in Johnson Pavilion room 501. They will be discussing legislative meeting efforts for Harrisburg and Philly City Hall, new science diplomacy opportunities, their upcoming beach trip, and will be planning the fall semester!
This year’s BGS Professional Skills Series will conclude with, ‘Science & International Diplomacy’, presented by Dr. Mahlet Mesfin, Deputy Director of the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), on Thursday, May 16th, 4:00 – 5:30 PM in the Barchi Library (140 John Morgan). This event is co-sponsored by the Penn Science Policy and Diplomacy Group (PSPDG).
Dr. Mesfin will speak to the intersections of science, policy, and society. An alum of Penn (SEAS PhD ’11), Mesfin joined AAAS in May 2017. She also serves as executive editor of the open-access policy journal Science & Diplomacy. Read more on her background here.
Speakers, dates, and locations are now confirmed for the remainder of the BGS Professional Skills Series. Please find an updated schedule below, and be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming registration announcements.
The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) recently published two articles on the topic of feedback. Understanding how you as an individual process feedback is critical to personal and professional development.
The first article focuses on controlling one’s reception of feedback by focusing on the type (Appreciation, Coaching, or Evaluation) as well as aspects that might be personally triggering (Truth, Relationship, and Identity Triggers.)
The second article also addresses reception of feedback but focuses on analyzing your past experiences taking in feedback, then communicating what you’ve learned through introspection to your mentor.